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How to Cook Asparagus……and a recipe link

May 5, 2011

How to Cook Fresh Asparagus!

How to cook asparagus is a question asked by many first timers trying fresh asparagus cooking or those who have ended up with overcooked asparagus. Well, if you are not sure about how to cook fresh asparagus, then read on. The first thing you need to do is soak the asparagus bunch in cold water and clean the stalks well. Asparagus grows in sandy soil, therefore get off all the dirt of the stalks. Then trim about 1/3rd of the asparagus, using a paring knife. This will help remove the hard, woody part of the stalks that is more fibrous. Then with the help of a vegetable peeler, peel the stalk to the size of the tip.

Fresh asparagus cooking can be done by placing or large skillet over high heat. Then add ½ cup water and add asparagus with a slice of lemon. Cover the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes till tender. Fresh asparagus recipes also includes grilling. You can preheat grill and oil the rack lightly. Then place the asparagus directly over the grill on medium heat and cook till brown. Turn the asparagus occasionally and continue to cook for about 6 minutes.

You can even try cooking asparagus recipes that involves roasting. You can preheat the oven to 500º F and spread asparagus on the baking sheet. Coat the asparagus stalks with 2 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and roast. Turn once when halfway through. Cook for 10 minutes till the asparagus is wilted and browned. There are many microwave cooking asparagus recipes like arranging asparagus in a round baking dish. The tips should be placed towards the center. Then add 2 tablespoons of water and cover the dish. Cook the asparagus on high power for 8 minutes, till crisp and tender.


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